Used auto parts can be found through online parts sellers such as UNeedAPart or Car-Parts.com, as well as through junkyard search engines like Junk Yard Dog and Pull-A-Part. Some local auto yards also sell used parts or offer the ability to salvage parts for a flat fee.
UNeedAPart operates a special network of junk and salvage yards from which it obtains its used auto parts. Users who visit the website are able to search for parts based on a comprehensive vehicle sorting system which guides users through the process of identifying the specific car that needs parts. As of February 2015, the site prompts users to first select the year the car was made and then specify the make and model. Users are presented with a list of all types of cars that UNeedAPart currently offers, along with information on how to request a specific part from one of its sales and search associates.
The Junk Yard Dog website features a parts request form that allows users to submit a detailed request for specific parts to the company, which in turn conducts an expansive junk yard search. The request asks for details relating to the vehicle, such as its condition and other facts specific to each part type.